Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Charlie Sands
Forward Charlie Sands played over 400 NHL games with four different clubs in the 30s and 40s. He was a decent offensive player who could check well and rarely found himself in the penalty box.

Born in Fort William, Ontario, Sands played with the local Forts and Port Arthur Ports of the TBSHL before dressing for three games with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1932-33. He spent most of that season with the IAHL's Syracuse Stars then scored eight goals as a solid role player for the Leafs the next year which included participation in the Ace Bailey Benefit Game.

In May, 1934, Sands was sent to the Boston Bruins for cash. He fit in well and scored 15 goals for his new club while playing on a line with Marty Barry and Max Kaminsky. Two years later he scored a personal high 18 goals for the club while teaming with Bill Cowley and Rey Getliffe.

Early in the 1939-40 season Sands was sent to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Herb Cain. He was a fine checker and playmaker for four years with the Habs before he was loaned to the New York Rangers for a few games in 1943-44. Sands retired in 1945-46 after playing a few contests for the Los Angeles Monarchs of the PCHL.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1929-30 Fort William Forts TBSHL 14 1 1 2 0
1930-31 Port Arthur Ports TBSHL 22 10 1 11 25 2 0 0 0 0
1931-32 Port Arthur Ports TBSHL 17 6 3 9 10 2 1 0 1 9
1932-33 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 3 0 3 3 0 9 2 2 4 2
1932-33 Syracuse Stars IHL 37 10 5 15 10 1 0 0 0 4
1933-34 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 45 8 8 16 2 5 1 0 1 0
1934-35 Boston Bruins NHL 41 15 12 27 0 4 0 0 0 0
1935-36 Boston Bruins NHL 40 6 4 10 8 2 0 0 0 0
1935-36 Boston Cubs Can-Am 5 1 3 4 0
1936-37 Boston Bruins NHL 47 18 5 23 6 3 1 2 3 0
1937-38 Boston Bruins NHL 46 17 12 29 12 3 1 1 2 0
1938-39 Boston Bruins NHL 37 7 5 12 10 1 0 0 0 0
1938-39 Hershey Bears IAHL 4 3 1 4 0
1939-40 Montreal Canadiens NHL 47 9 20 29 10
1940-41 Montreal Canadiens NHL 43 5 13 18 4 2 1 0 1 0
1941-42 Montreal Canadiens NHL 38 11 16 27 6 3 0 1 1 2
1942-43 Montreal Canadiens NHL 31 3 9 12 0 2 0 0 0 0
1942-43 Washington Lions AHL 1 0 1 1 0
1942-43 San Diego Skyhawks Exhib.
1943-44 New York Rangers NHL 9 0 2 2 0
1943-44 Pasadena Panthers CalHL
1944-45 Pasadena Panthers PCHL 15 14 24 38 0
1945-46 Los Angeles Monarchs PCHL 11 3 3 6 0
1946-47 Fresno Falcons PCHL 3 1 6 7 0
NHL Totals 427 99 109 208 58 34 6 6 12 4


Played in NHL All-Star Game (1934) Traded to Boston by Toronto for cash, May 12, 1934. Traded to Montreal by Boston with Ray Getliffe for Herb Cain, October 10, 1939. Loaned to NY Rangers by Montreal with John Mahaffy, Dutch Hiller, Fern Gauthier and future considerations (Tony Demers, December, 1943) for the loan of Phil Watson, October 27, 1943.